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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 04:32 PM »

John, can't you do a dog staked 360? What's wrong with you...
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 05:44 PM »

I've thought about it long and hard, but I'd need *really* long lines and some killer guesstimating on my line management. LOL

Indoor too, only place it could work is attached to the ceiling.   Roll Eyes

Yes, I really did think about it. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2011, 07:08 PM »

Lots of fun.  Do you think a JL is possible?

I have not read ALL the rules (there are few), but this could perhaps make catching some flying on tape a little easier.
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2011, 07:47 PM »

I did 1-1/2 JL's using a Level One Jump in 2007, but didn't catch it on video and hadn't the chance to spend time trying again since... You need the right wind, because if you back up or move forward too much, it'll all go to hell in a hurry. Smiley

However, I plan on bearing down in good wind sometime soon to figure out as many tricks as I can through the stake.

Up 'till now, I've done 1/2 axel, cascade, coind toss, snap lazy, kombo, backspin, 2-point landing, insane and a couple of others... None with more than 50% success, but it seems doable given reasonable wind and enough practice. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2011, 07:48 PM »

BTW, rules for what? VF?
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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2011, 07:58 PM »

Yeah, I was thinking VF.  Cool video, I can't wait to try your new kite.
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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2011, 10:13 PM »

I'll be interested to hear responses once the kite gets out there... It's no $300-$400 trick machine, wasn't designed with that in mind, although I worked hard to get those traits into the design... It was really targeted to novice/intermediate pilots who are looking to step up into a $150-$200 kite that is well rounded for both precision and tricks.

A lot of different folks have tried it so far, all skill levels... Good responses all around, although most pilots seem to over control it for the first couple of minutes while they start to minimize their inputs.

Just got my personal kites btw, I expect the stores will be getting theirs in the next 1-2 weeks if all goes well. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2011, 11:38 AM »

I want one. I have been checking you out flying with it. It cool.
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2011, 06:13 AM »

After watching the video.. <-------------walked in the garage took out new Solus.... smashed it.  Then took out Widow Maker stepped on it...Took Widow Maker Ul bent it in half..Took all three Ocius and Burner them... Took Mamba,Exile,Mongoose and laid them in driveway..started up Kite Truck and ran them over... Rufus chewed up Pro Dancer... 

After viewing the video again I realized   "...I'm not worthy..." .  Your the King... "... Long live the King...".    Grin

                      I now know what Charlie Brown felt.....

                                                                   Vertigo Out !!   Cry
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2011, 12:48 PM »

That was my point..I've quit kiting for the day as a result... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

He is not HUMAN .... also how long does it take to be  a good pilot Huh got to be more than a couple years any thoughts  Sad
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2011, 01:51 PM »

Vertigo2u, there's a bump you need to get over.

I am not sure when it happens...maybe around the time you start counting how many rungs of J's ladder you can do. 

Suddenly you will really understand how tugging lines in correct combination with managed slack, you manage to regularly reach alternate flying positions...fade, turtle, flare...and how you can regularly rotate the kite in these postions...and nearly all understanding comes at once. 

After this point, you learn new tricks faster because you 'get it'.  Some tricks will elude you for a long time...for me it was the taz machine (still is on my XTs) and the wap-do-wap.  Then the frustration will arise not from nearly complete mystification, but instead from knowing exactly what needs to be done but being unable to pull it off.

You are nearly there.  I think a fractured axel in your repertoire would be a good investment on your part.  It makes starting the jacob's ladder much much easier.  By then, you'll be bored with the backspin out of a fractured axel. 

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« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2011, 10:58 PM »

I keep practicing,practicing,practicing and listening...   Today I wasn't sure if I turteled,lazy susan,fade,turtle.  If a Jacob's Ladder is three rungs... Then when I do one rung is that a " Step-Ladder"... Roll Eyes .  Getting cooler out.  last week I was in shorts...

I need ten more hours of this... Good wind please...

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« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2011, 12:04 AM »

Well thats something Joe but its not a JL.  Pull to the fade when the lazy is only half way around then barrel roll out of the fade and pull to the backflip.  HOwever keep that full lazy spin to fade in your trick arsenal.  Its a great was to go from a lazy susan to flick flacs or back spin.
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